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Feb 12, 2013 10:00pm PST
, john boehner. >> i now pass this gavel and the sacred trust that goes with it to the new speaker. god bless you, speaker boehner. >> he is a career politician, ohioan, hard scrabble upbringing. arrived in 1990, was part of the gang that went after the democrats over the bank scandals. rose to power, became a dealmaker. >> narrator: boehner had served ten terms in the congress, carefully working his way up the leadership ladder. >> john boehner regards himself as an institutionalist, a guy who really loves, reveres even, the house of representatives. >> narrator: but now, boehner would have to lead a class of insurgents. >> i don't think he knew what had fallen into his lap. i don't think he recognized that this was going to be such a hard ride. >> house republicans in the 112th congress plotted strategy. >> narrator: the week after they were sworn in, boehner and the house republicans headed to a private retreat in baltimore. >> two and a half days of presentations... >> narrator: they came together to bond and build a strategy. >> in baltimore, we were kind of laying out the plan and
Feb 27, 2013 12:00am PST
, and welcome to ted show from new york. three days from austerity. john boehner is scolding the senate, while the president is out working with the folks. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> these cuts are wrong. they're not smart. they're not fair. >> the president lays out a plan to save thousands of jobs. >> i am more than willing to negotiate. i want to compromise. >> while boehner plays the blame game. >> we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. >> congressman chris van hollen and gene robinson weigh in tonight. >>> a new lawsuit blows the lid on jpmorgan's toxic cover-up. eliot spitzer has the forecast for the implosion. >>> the gop tries to resurrect jim crowe laws in an attack on the voting rights act. >>> chris christie gets left out of cpac in favor of the republican gag reel. our panel takes on the party's backwards reinvention. >>> bachmann breaks her post election silence. >> i didn't get anything wrong. >> and it was worth the wait. >>> thousands have gathered tonight in remembering the killing of trayvon m
Feb 24, 2013 6:30am EST
it's not a big deal. >> enough donkeys. now the elephants. >> john boehner shot back. quote, the president got his higher tax. $600 billion from higher earners with no spending cuts at the end of 2012. he also got higher taxes via obamacare. the president's sequester is the wrong way to reduce the deficit, but it is here to stay until washington democrats get serious about cutting spending. the government simply cannot keep delaying the inevitable and spending money it doesn't have. unquote. question, president obama wants to pin sequestration on the republicans. speaker boehner calls sequestration, as you saw, quote unquote, the president's sequester. is he right? >> yes, he is right, in that it was proposed by the president and by his folks when they had the budget impasse, as a way of i say, putting pressure on both sides at some point to deal with it. but our government is so dysfunctional we are at this particular stage now. the problem now is, where do we go from here in terms of this is going to undermine the confidence of the country in the government, and its abilit
Feb 14, 2013 10:00pm PST
a little biscuit. smile! ohhh bring it in! ooohhhooh! >>> john boehner has finally figured out how to lead the house of representatives. put all of the responsibility for governing on the senate and the president. >> if he is serious about ena enacting his agenda, i think it must start with a part of this congress that his party controls, the united states senate. >> that includes the sequester which is scheduled to take effect two weeks from today. >> we're going to insist that they finally pass a plan to replace the president's sequester. this sequester was the president's idea, his party needs to follow through on their plans to replace it. if they're willing to pass a bill, we'll find some way to work with them. >> john boehner told the "associated press" in an interview he is not interested in a grand bargain to avert the sequester. remember, this is the president's idea he insisted on this and until he puts forward a plan to place the sequester and his senate democratic colleagues pass it, we're going to be stuck with it. frankly, every time i've gotten into one of these high-profile
Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. john boehner plays the blame game again. it exposes the weak underbelly of the republican party. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> i don't like the sequester. >> the outrageous, phony fight to blame the president reaches new lows. >> i would liked to have not had the guester in the first place. >> john boehner's sequester lies are exposed. republicans refuse to compromise, and the middle class americans are nine days away from getting the shaft yet again. dnc chair debbie wasserman schultz weighs in. >>> a hack job drives the right-wing assault on president obama's pick for defense. tonight the source of the friends of hamas spear has been identified. and it is truly a joke. >>> plus, disgusting cuts to unemployment cripple the poor in north carolina. the pizza man goes on fox news and calls obama voters stupid? >>> and the man who gave the world sarah palin is getting destroyed by tea partiers in arizona. >> you said build the dang fence where. is the fence? >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. speaker bo
Feb 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
the republicans are in such a difficult position. on the other hand you have john boehner and the republicans talking about not wanting to raise taxes on the wealthy. so that sends a clear picture and doesn't give the republicans much room in terms of negotiating power. these are problems of the republican party's own making. >> michael: all right. karl, i totally, totally get what you are saying. but isn't there a little bit of a risk of being the boy who cried wolf? because it's not like we wake up march 2nd and the airports are closed and furloughed workers everywhere -- it is going to take a little while for all of this to happen. are these scare tactics maybe something that could hurt the president. >> i don't think they are scare tactics. i think since we pay at attention every day to what is happening, is we assume though american people are hearing the same message, and they are not. they aren't reading the paper every morning, surfing the blogs, or watching cable tv to check the latest developments, so repetition is extremely important -- >> michael: wait a s
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Feb 25, 2013 4:00pm EST
boehner. david: get a shot of that. that is where john boehner and a lot of other republicans will come out with their own proposal to try to one-up the president in terms what they can do with regard to the looming sequester crisis such as it is being told. whether it is a crisis or not is another debate for another day but it seems that the republicans do have a plan they will put on the table today as well. >> you have to wonder, was it, the sequester talk or italy that really took the markets down today? with that let's go to nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. volatility certainly back in the markets big-time today. the vix rallying more than 17%, nicole. >> that's right. the vix has taken off. you have a very strong dollar. flight to quality of gold. watch the euro and ten year. the dow is down00 points on wall street. worries about europe and worries about wall street. [closing bell rings] barnes & noble. go, nicole. >> barnes & noble, the chairman of the company, just like we saw with best buy. like his baby and not let it go in this case the superstores. david: we
Feb 20, 2013 7:00pm PST
'donnell. >>> john boehner now claims he had nothing to do with the dreaded sequester, even though he voted for it. even some republicans are not letting him get away with that little fib. >> repetition, is it the mother of all yearning as spending cuts loom. >> are the republicans willing to compromise? >> finger pointing? >> we're still knee-deep in the blame game. >> who thought of this idea? >> i made it perfectly clear i don't like the sequester. >> that the sequester was leverage to extract entitlement cuts. >> i got 90% of what i wanted, i'm pretty happy. >> congress is out this week. >> they're taking this week off. >> which says something, i suppose. >> this all began in 2011. >> both sides did agree to the sequester. >> it is a very dumb thing, just stupid. >> the way it is structured? >> it is like a situation of dumb and dumber, moving on. >> things are still moving forward on immigration. >> john mccain really took some heat. >> just ask john mccain. >> you're a senator with the federal government. >> question after angry question. >> you said build a dang fence, where is the fence? >
Feb 20, 2013 10:00pm EST
package, the deficit reduction. now i need congress to act, they have nine days to do it. >> john boehner spent today on recess, but his writing staff published a piece in "the wall street journal" accusing the president of raging against the budget he created. he led the republican house in voting for it, which some conservatives have not forgotten. byron york, chief political conservative columnist, wrote, john boehner describes the sequester as a policy that threatens the security, leads to the question, why would republicans support the measure that threatens national security and thousands of jobs. byron york continues the effect of the argument is to make obama seem reasonable. after all, the president certainly agrees with boehner that the cuts threaten national security and jobs. the difference is obama wants to avoid them. could the gop message on the sequester be anymore self-defeating. it made rush limbaugh uncharacteristically humble today. he had to admit there is something even he doesn't understand. >> boehner, echoing obama, in "the wall street journal," in answer to a que
Feb 27, 2013 3:00am PST
prison. isn't it time maybe for john boehner to get off of his ass and do something to prevent the sequester from kicking in? on other news chuck hagel has been confirmed as the next secretary of state. pat roberts warns there could be demons from the clothes you buy from thrift stores. watch out. all right. all of that's come up and a whole lot more but first the latest. here she is with today's current news update, our good friend lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning to you. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. dc is unveiling a new statue of rosa parks today. : this will be the first full-size depiction of any african-american. the capitol does have busts of martin luther king, jr. and sew journer truth. congressional's leaders are saying it's a watershednent our history. >>> the president is speaking and answering questions at the business council dinner in d.c. obama is voicing his opinion on chuck hagel's long-awaited confirmation saying the u.s. has the secretary that our troops deserve. it was close but lawmakers did c
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
in sales, but possibly in the near future, yes. >> house speaker john boehner alleges it was because president obama wanted to avoid making tough cuts during a presidential campaign. the white house and democratic leaders say they had an offer and republicans walked away. >> as we told you earlier a show of force in annapolis today as thousands of gun rights members gathered outside and inside the capitol building. the governor wants to ban assault weapons and create stricter licensing requirements for guns. horace holmes is indianapolis tonight. please bring us up-to-date on this story. >> they are still meeting in testifying here in the state house. we talked about the governor's desire. a lot of people are now rushing to buy guns. that has created a backlog because of the seven-day background check. shooting ranges and gun stores in maryland are buzzing with activity these days. >> sales are pretty much good everywhere. people are steadily coming in the door. sales are skyrocketing but is taking an extra long time for gun owners to actually take their guns home. because so many pe
Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
-- the craziest of which is why doesn't the president -- why doesn't he call john boehner down to the white house for a meeting? why doesn't he call mitch mcconnell down to the white house for a meeting? oh, my god he hasn't met with john boehner so he can't be serious about stalling the sequester. what idiots! to repeat something like that. republicans are idiots to say it but reporters -- to repeat it. don't they remember during the first term how many meetings did president obama have? with john boehner. if you recall, he even came up to the capitol hill, he even talked to the house republican caucus trying to get their support for his stimulus package and boehner and mcconnell and eric cantor were down there at the white house for meeting after meeting after meeting and what do they do every single time they walk out of the meetings, they walked up to the microphones at the stakeout position and they trashed obama dumped on obama stabbed him in the back. they never went for anything that he proposed. john boehner then met privately with the president three different occasions three different
Feb 26, 2013 7:00pm EST
is calling it a self-inflicted wound on the economy and john boehner has it right telling democrats to get off their ass and pass a pill and with all due respect to my friends at cpac, they're nuts not to invite new jersey chris christie to speak at their upcoming convention. governor christie is a mainstream conservative. i am larry kudlow. the kudlow report begins right now. >>> bernanke and john boehner all today chief washington correspondent john harwood joins us with the details. good evening, john. >> good evening. more today of this long running effort by president obama to goed republicans to compromise with him by agreeing to additional tax increases and spending cuts to replace the sequester. today he went to new port news virginia with a lot of defense installations and made the case that defense workers would be hurt by the sequester even if all the impacts aren't felt immediately. >> the impact of this policy won't be felt over night. it will weaken our recovery, our military readiness and the basic services the american people depend on every single day. >> he got important
Feb 26, 2013 4:00pm PST
speaker john boehner drops an a-bomb. >>> oscar pistorius charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend. why the case may never go to trial. >>> a hot air balloon accident in egypt. we have dramatic pictures for you tonight. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" or should i say out back tonight, the "a" word. with three days until the forced spending cuts kick in, house speaker john boehner today dropped an a-bomb. >> we have moved a bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their -- and begins to do something. >> on the other side of capitol hill, senate majority leader harry reid says it's the republicans' fault. no butts about it. >> i think he should understand who is sitting on their posterior. the speaker is doing nothing to try to pass anything over there. >> well, the president didn't engage in the posterior pow-wow but did play the blame game. >> there are too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise even an inch when it comes to closing tax loopholes and spe
Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
and john boehner. in response i think to the number of democrats and the first lady bringing victims of gun violence with them as guests to the state of the union this year, to highlight that issue, one republican member of congress this year has decided to do his part to advance the serious consideration of gun violence and lawful gun ownership in america by inviting as his guest for the state of the union this gentleman. >> hey obama, you might want to suck on one of these, you punk! obama, he's a piece of [ bleep ] and i told him to suck on my machine gun. let's hear it for him. i said hey, humor me. you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless [ bleep ]. >> mr. ted nugent is a musician. i believe he is still mostly known for "cat scratch fever", but i could be wrong. he was investigated by the secret service last year after telling an nra convention in april of 2012, quote, if barack obama is elected, i'll either be dead or in jail this time next year." texas congressman steve stockman has invited ted nugent to be his guest for the state of the union. but if you th
Feb 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
to compromise at all. >> the republicans led by house speaker john boehner said this is the president's sequester. they fall back and say in congress they passed two bills to avert the sequester cuts while the house has failed to to do so that once. boehner said that we've done our jobs, now the senate needs to do their. there are some factions that say sure we need to move forward but those are small minorities. the majority of the republicans are not seeing movement on this issue. >> michael: thisthere has been talk about what a win for the white house would look like. what does a win for john boehner look like? >> obviously this is more of a high-stakes situation for john boehner. president obama has won his last election. john boehner has a gavel at stake and the stature of his party and caucus in the capitol. there is a lot at stake for him, what kind of stop-gap or congressional agreement can mitigate those cuts. >> michael: so well put juana. i think he is the star, john boehner, is the star of the soap opera playing out. juana summers from politico. now let's get back into som
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Feb 14, 2013 8:00pm EST
, it is clear, john boehner and barack obama are on the rocks. and we're two weeks away from going off a cliff, kind of. tonight i'll tell you why this time, that kind of love does not stink. that is a good thing. welcome i am neil cavuto, forget the chocolate, rip up the roses, no way these two parties will work this out, miles apart, i think that john boehner just said he is spent, out of here, and cupid can stick an arrow up his you know what, he didn't really say that, but that is kind of where things stand. now before you think that is the en of the world, and the spending cuts, over 10 years, hit us hard in two weeks, i'm here to tell you, relax, sometimes recognizing a bad rape for what it is, -- a bad relationship for what it is, is a good thing. and republicans risking more spending cuts could be a good thing, bring on this sequestration thing, weadock worse, i think we are. to ford oconnelly, on whether the washington disconnecttion could be good. >> i think it is good, john bain are playing hard to get on valentine's day, saying democrats and senate can negotiateo with president oba
Feb 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
speaker john boehner have it right when they say president obama has ownership of the sequestration cuts. >>> so where is everyone? this past weekend president obama was vacationing in flo florida. meanwhile, congress has left for for a weeklong forecast. >> march 1st is the deadline for sequestration, the automatic cuts that will put a heavy burden on our military. >> leon pa nnetta warned congre that failure to address the issue could lead to furloughs for 800,000 defense workers. in tonight's reality check sam brock tries to figure out who is responsible for these impending cuts. >> a lot of finger pointing, raj. wouldn't it be nice if elected officials did what they were elected to do? that's neither here nor there. leon pa nnetta's announcement oy brought more dialogue for sequestrati sequestration. what dialogue? lawmakers have given up on a solution and they're worried about who is to blame at this point. speaker john boehner and marco rubio point to president obama but there are major holes in that accusation. >> i see the threat of the furlough as very credible. i happen to be a
Feb 25, 2013 10:00pm PST
to understand that house speaker john boehner is not wrong about this. >> we know, and i think the american people agree, spending is the problem. >> in a recent research center usa today poll, 70% of voters, 70% say they want congress's top legislative priority to be reducing the deficit. and 73% said it is okay if that deficit reduction is mostly or all spending cuts. but the problem, the problem for john boehner is what came next. because pew then asked people, the 70-odd% of american voters who wanted deficit reduction or spending cuts, he asked them, okay, what do you want to cut? and the pollsters very helpfully provided them, the categories to choose from. energy, unemployment, foreign aid, poverty, health care, combatting crime, agriculture, roads, scientific research, social security security, medicare, food and drug inspection, environmental protection, veteran's benefits, and anti-terrorism defense. pick any of them, cut anything you want, 19 categories to cut, cut, cut, well, family feud time, guess which of those 19 categories the majority of people said they wanted to cut? yea
Feb 20, 2013 2:00pm EST
to essentially forego negotiations with john boehner for now. that only makes republicans angry. it's a complicated and dual edge strategy that is not sure it is going to work. march 1st, these cuts will go into place. we don't know when we will feel the impact for the end of march or april. we have time, but they have to come to the table at some point. >> nine days away. let's remind everybody how the president tried to rattle wages yesterday in demonstrating what the republican choices are. take a listen. >> border patrol agents will see hours reduced. fbi agents will be furloughed. federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go. air traffic controllers and airport security will see cut backs. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment roles. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> when this is mapped out time frame-wise, we say march 1st, but everyone is away right now. technically only four days to get it done and we will watch this be like an all nighter coming down to the last day. everybody around the country n
Feb 24, 2013 7:00am EST
. on thursday, the white house announced he called house speaker john boehner and minority leader macondo. we have not -- minority leader mitch mcconnell. guest: he is not doing a lot of talking about the nature of those discussions. you can interpret that as not being so sensitive. i do not want to interpret to been much. the big part of this blame game is that there is not any consensus in the catholic about how to go forward. it is not clear that speaker boehner has the votes to pass in sequestration patch, much less agree with the democratic controlled senate in harry reid. politically, finding the consensus to do it, there is an acceptance around the capital that if an agreement is going to be reached, it will have to be like the fiscal cliff deal was, like the transportation bill was. speaker boehner has to pass it with a lot of democratic votes. that is a politically risky thing to do. in the crisis will lead him to do it. getting a majority of republicans to vote for a deal that can also be agreed to with 60 votes in the senate, there is no way to do it right now. host: todd zwillich
Feb 18, 2013 10:00am PST
gotten a picture, you'll remember, when president obama played with house speaker john boehner. we it get a picture. in this instance, i think that there was a lot of interest in having a picture because, of course, it was an historic moment. this was the first time that the president played with tiger woods, and we are told, again, according to a golf reporter, that the president said to tiger that he was glad that he was playing better, so there was a lot of interest in what was happening and, of course, of seeing visual representation and at this point having gotten that. andrea. >> of course. questions occur. did they not permit a picture because it's tiger woods and because some people might object to tiger woods and the controversy of the past? is it because they didn't want to see the president -- show the president vacationing and he is intigs entitled to a vacation on a weekend we're facing the sequester and the congress is also vacationing? is it because it's his second term, and he is feeling more relaxed about doing things that he really always wanted to do? it's just raising
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